Myocardial Infarction in Patients Under the Age of 40 Autopsy Findings

  • R. Virmani
  • H. A. McAllisterJr.


During the last 20 years most of the autopsy reports on patients with coronary heart disease have concentrated on patients in decades 5–7 [1–15]. Although the greatest incidence of coronary heart disease is found in this age group [16–18], selective studies on patients under the age of 40 years are lacking. The present report attempts to fill this void by describing cardiovascular observations at autopsy in 112 patients under the age of 40 who died with myocardial infarction (MI).


Coronary Artery Coronary Heart Disease Acute Myocardial Infarct Coronary Atherosclerosis Chronic Congestive Heart Failure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Virmani
  • H. A. McAllisterJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular PathologyArmed Forces Institute of PathologyUSA

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